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Genus: Sphaeranthus

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid II > Family: Asteraceae > Tribe: Plucheeae

About 40 species, native to Africa, India and Java, with nine species found in southern Africa.  

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Sphaeranthus angolensis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Sphaeranthus epigaeus


Sphaeranthus flexuosus

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Sphaeranthus foliosus

Recorded from Mozambique.


Sphaeranthus peduncularis


Sphaeranthus randii

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Sphaeranthus senegalensis

[= Shaeranthus gazaensis]

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Sphaeranthus similis

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Sphaeranthus steetzii

[= Sphaeranthus talbotti]

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Sphaeranthus wattii



  • Ross-Craig, S. 1954. A revision of the genus Sphaeranthus. Hooker's Icones Plantarum 5th series, 6(1): 1-90.


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